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i ""'lilt Oil 700na HOLLYWOOD -- This story should be a movie. Carol Channing won a Tony Award playing Dolly Levi in "Hello Dolly" on Broadway from 1964-70 and again in '78 and '95, and also a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in 1964. In 2000, in and Sammy Davis Jr.) and on many her memoir, "Just Lucky," she wrote about her first love, at 15, Harry Kul- lijian. A mutual friend read it and nudged Harry to call Carol. Nine years ago, the thrice-married Carol moved to Palm Springs and married Harry. On Dec. 21, Carol performed her act at The Aqua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs, with Harry at her side. The following Monday, on the eve of his 92nd birthday, Harry suffered an aneurysm and died. At least they had a chance to get it right before it was too late! She was the hit of the 2011 Tribeca film festival in New York as the subject of Dori Bernstein's documentary, "Carol Channing: Larger than Life." Happy 91 st birthday, Carol (on Jan. 31 ), and many more ! in late December at 76, was a magi- cal person who lit up a room just by entering it. Discovered by Johnny Carson's sidekick, Ed McMahon, she frequently guested on "The Tonight Show" and performed with the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Kaye Stevens, who passed away of Bob Hope's USO tours for the troops. I met Kaye when she played Jeri Clayton on "Days of Our Lives" in 1974. We got along so well, she asked me to manage her career. In 1976, when the newly elected California Sen. S.I. Hayakawa was inaugurated, he wanted ONLY Kaye to perform at his ball, attended by Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy. Waiting to go on stage, Kaye asked me, "What can we do tomake People magazine this week?" I came up with a plan. The senator's hobby was tap danc- ing, and two famous movie-musical tap dancers were in the ballroom: Gene Nelson, best remembered for the film "Oklahoma," and Buddy Ebsen (then "Barnaby Jones" on TV), who danced with Judy Garland in MGM musicals. I knew Ebsen wouldn't want to dance, so I sug- gested Kaye have the audience keep applauding until he got up. Kaye got pages of People magazine that week the Apollo --in aphoto I took, 11 mission t  i The next time Kaye made People a c c o m -  ......... , :. i plish? was when she posed for photog- raphers, walking a friend's sheep through Central Park in New York. As police led her away in handcuffs, she said, "But officer, this IS Sheep Meadow; where else should I walk them ? !" Send letters to Tony Rizzo's Holly- wood, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., No. 362, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (c) 2012 King Features Synd.. Inc. 2. MOVIES: What literary character is fea- tured in the movies "Casino Royale" and "Live and Let Die"? 3. HISTORY: In what year was the Magna Carta signed? 4. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president in- stituted the Good Neighbor policy toward Latin America? 5. PSYCHOLOGY: What abnormal fear is represented by "odontophobia"? 6. TELEVISION: Who played the part of Trapper John McIntyre on "MASH"? 7. LITERATURE: What was the original title of E Scott Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise"? 8. ENTERTAINERS: How old was acffess/ singer Marilyn Monroe when she died? 9. U.S. STATES: Which state's nickname is the Mountain State? 10. FAMOUS QUOTES: What 20th-cen- tury leader once said, "Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory"? Carol Channing ANSWERS 1. Put the first men on the moon 2. James Bond 3. 1215 4. Franklin Roosevelt 5. A fear of teeth 6. Wayne Rogers 7. "The Romantic Egotist" 8.36 9. West Vh-ginia 10. Mohandas Gandhi ARIES (March 21 toApri119) The changes you've waited to see in your work situation might not be happening quite as quickly as show lots of potential disWactions looming. Stay focused and keep your eyes fixed on your goals. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be careful not to let that suspicious Cancerian mind create a problem where none exists. What you might believe is an act of betrayal could be nothing more than a misunderstanding. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Lion's you'd hoped. Although the pace is slow, it's heart overflows with self-confidence. All ongoing. Expect to hear news soon. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You should be feeling very proud of the fine effort you've made to get that important project done. Now take some time out to celebrate with family and friends. You've earned it_ GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You're close to reaching your objectives. That's the good news. But be careful: Your aspects you need to do is tap into it, and you'll be able to handle any change that must be made regarding that recent surprise devel- opment_ V]RGO (August 23 to September 22) The need to watch what you say becomes in- creasingly crucial this week. Be as te as you can with your comments and avoid arguments for the sake of controversy. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A longtime family problem presents new de- mands. But this time, you won't have to go it alone: Someone else is asking to help share your responsibilities. Let it happen. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A period of feeling vulnerable is about to give way to a stronger, more self-confident aspect. Use this new strength to reaffirm promises you've made to others and your- self. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to De- cember 21) A creative dilemma stalls your progress. Instead of letting it raise your ire, use the time to re-examine your aims and, perhaps, come up with a new target. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your nimble will finds a way for you to work out those newly emerged problems plaguing your new project. Stay with it. The results will be well worth your efforts. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might feel overwhelmed at having to decide which new opporttmity you should follow. Best advice: Check them all out and see which offers what you really want. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Con- tinue to tread water before you even consider - plunging into something that never seemed quite right. Some facts will soon emerge that can help you make a decision. BORN THIS WEEK: You're a natural-born peacemaker. You value Iruth and have tittle : patience with those who lie to you for their own purposes. :, (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. BII ill 00lli:/]lli0000,llH:00 llilliil I HI ! ]lilt !:I I !l 00I]I[]Illl00HHil tl li [[iN;l[ I, Iji00ti II tUB ii i]ll lf IIIl[iig00 0000llil00ii00imlilii